War in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: Heads About to Be Chopped-Off

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 04/09/12

When the USSR dissolved, old national feuds, previously referred to as simple territorial demands, revived in an unexpected way. Under such circumstances newly independent Armenia captured Nogorno-Karabakh, that had been a part of Azerbaijan for a while, and holds it until now. To the applause of the OSCE Minsk group (USA, Russia, France, Turkey, Germany, [...]

Dreams of the Civic Platform

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 22/03/12

Polish Minister Radoslaw Sikorski asked with a dramatic tone in the newspaper Le Monde why the European political class criticises Victor Orban and forgives his socialist predecessor. By the way, he explicitly supports the Hungarian leader and his politics, citing, among others, the 1,000 years of history and common kings. Before the Polish Foreign Minister [...]

Hungary: democracy choked with a silk scarf

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 19/01/12

Yesterday in the European Parliament’s plenary room everyone agreed in one case – they praised Viktor Orban’s decision to arrive in an emergency mode to Strasbourg. But then, there were only differences. It has been known for a long time that the right wing, with some reservations, but generally accepts Prime Minister’s policy. From liberals [...]

The Silence of the Lambs

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 03/01/12

If the 100 thousands of people did not protest  yesterday in front of the Opera in Budapest, few people would really notice the sort of coup d’etat, which was made last year by Victor Orban.  I am writing about a coup d’etat since Hungarian Prime Minister and his party Fidesz took over the whole executive, [...]

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Marek Siwiec, Polish Member of the European Parliament, writes about European Neighbourhood Policy, defence policy, Polish Presidency of the EU Council, Polish politics and other topics related to European and international affairs. more.



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